Batman (1966–1968)
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Death in Slow Motion 

The Riddler is back, and is pursuing a silent movie theme with his latest scheme.



(as Dick Carr), (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)

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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Cooper (credit only)
Mr. Van Jones
C. B.
Von Bloheim (as Theo Marcuse)
Burt Brandon ...
Theater Manager
Theater Cashier


Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Kops raid the till at the newly opened Gotham movie theater. The culprits turn out to be 'The Riddler' and his gang in disguise. They lead the Dynamic Duo on a crime spree chase from Mother Gatham's Bakery, past the Gotham Library, and into a Temperance Party. At each of these events, the villains are accompanied by German film maker Van Bloheim who captures everything on celluloid. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Release Date:

27 April 1966 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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"Washington Center" is a play on New York City's Lincoln Center, home of the Metropolitan Opera House, the Lincoln Center Theater, David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall), the David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater), Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard School, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. See more »


When Pauline enters the bakery her shawl moves from just below her shoulders to over her shoulders continuously through the scene. See more »


Robin: Holy headache!
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Sorry, I Am Too Young For The Silent Movies
25 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't like doing negative reviews of Batman as this series is so close to my heart but I am not one of those "every-episode-is-wonderful-fans", I tell it like it is! I have a healthy respect for old Hollywood films but I have no interest in silent films which makes this episode a bit of a struggle. I love The Riddler and rank the Riddler-pilot as the best episode of the series. They say you must always blame the writer but I wonder if director Rondeau is partly to blame?

After Batman, Rondeau directed two of the lesser episodes of Fox's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea series - Nightmare and Death Clock - and Death In Slow Motion would be a clever title (or bitchy title) for his two Voyage shows as well!

The good news is that part two of this story is a lot don't give up if you are like me and a bit too young for the silent movie age!

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